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Old 06-15-07, 12:25 PM   #1
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Front brake lever on right side....

Is it possible to run a standard mtb lever for a front V-brake on the right side of the flats of some chopped and flopped bullhorns?


I realize I'll probably have to have some extra slack to get it looped around, right?


FYI: the lever is already on the bar and I really don't want to have to rewrap and install the lever again.
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Old 06-15-07, 12:39 PM   #2
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are you using a v-brake?

the pull is different so you will lack power if you use an unadjusted v-brake lever with a caliper.
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Old 06-15-07, 12:53 PM   #3
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are you using a v-brake?

the pull is different so you will lack power if you use an unadjusted v-brake lever with a caliper.
Yes, I'm using a v-brake on a ss mountain bike frame and fork. Are you saying I'll lack power because of the cable routing or something else?
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Old 06-15-07, 12:57 PM   #4
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Its called moto style because that is how it is on a dirtbike or anyother motorcycle, its not very uncommon in moutiain bikeracing, for example, Julian Absalon, who has won the gold medal in mountian biking at the olymipcs the last 3 times runs his setup moto-style
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Old 06-15-07, 12:58 PM   #5
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I do exactly what you are talking about and have not run in to any issues. I can lift the back wheel with ease with **** Forte V-Brakes
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Old 06-15-07, 01:10 PM   #6
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Yes, I'm using a v-brake on a ss mountain bike frame and fork. Are you saying I'll lack power because of the cable routing or something else?
no v-brakes require a different amount of cable pulled to move the pads the same distance.

Plenty of people run their brakes backwards you'll be fine.
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MTB bar diameters(where the grips and levers go) is different than road bars so you might run into so issues with getting the lever to fit. I can't remember if road bars are bigger or smaller than MTB bars
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MTB bar diameters(where the grips and levers go) is different than road bars so you might run into so issues with getting the lever to fit. I can't remember if road bars are bigger or smaller than MTB bars
lol, I'm well aware now. It took quite a bit of effort to get that sucker on, and I have no desire to remove it now.



I guess I was just concerned with how the cable willl bend to meet the caliper, but thanks for letting me know it will work.

Thanks again!
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